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>> they were so angry, because it could've been them. >> one hour special, only on al jazeera america. a new dawn in myanmar. the country's first elected civilian government in 50 years is sworn into office. welcome. you're watching al jazeera live from our headquarters. new calls for the international community to take in more refugees trying to escape the war in syria. brazil's political crisis deepens as dilma rousseff's coalition partner walks out of the government. donald trump's campaign manager is charged with assaulting a
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journalist after more than 50 years of military resume in myanmar. the power the power ed to a mainly civilian government. htin kyaw has been sworn in as the new president. aung san suu kyi heading the party is running four ministries. foreign affairs, education, energy and she will over see the president as office. she is barred from holding the top job of president. the constitution drafted by the military stops the presidency going to someone whose children hold foreign passports. she is expected to wield considerable influence. the new president is 69 years old and a close personal friend of aung san suu kyi. the latest from the capital. >> reporter: myanmar now has its first elected civilian president in half a century, a big and
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emotional moment here for many here where they have suffered under military rule for such a long time. the president htin kyaw is a lloyd aid to aung san suu kyi who was barred from running from the highest office because of her children's foreign nationals. htin kyaw promised that he will try and change that military designed constitution into a more democratic one. aung san suu kyi is sworn in for four ministries. she is the foreign minister, the education minister, the energy minister and she is leading the president's office which makes her a sort of super minister. many here regard her as the real president, but in the meantime the military are still present here in parliament but also in the government so many are wondering how much change this new government can really bring to myanmar, but hopes are very high and the new president has
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urged everyone to be patient brazil's embattled president has suffered another political blow. the biggest party quitting the coalition government. there have been nationwide protests against her who faces impeachment over allegations of corruption. >> reporter: party bosses from the prime minister bd, brazil's largist political party and historically the strongest ally for many years of the ruling workers party, but on tuesday in a vote that lasted three minutes the leaders decided to take a starkly different path threats brazil's deeper in the crisis. >> translation: from today onwards in this historic meeting for the prime minister db, it is breaking from president dilma rousseff's government. >> reporter: many saw the move as, perhaps, a fatal political blow to the president who now very will won't survive mounting
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pressure for her impeachment when it comes up for a vote as early as two weeks from now. dilma rousseff and her allies say she won't resign reminding that 5 million people voted her into office and there has been no conviction of a crime. with the country's politicians fighting for power, many regular brazilians are watching it all unfold wondering what has become of their country. >> translation: the politicians are destroying brazil. no-one cares about anything. oil price s are going up. no-one does anything about it. >> translation: all the corruption, politicians hide money in underwear and socks and the poor suffer. >> reporter: as for the opposition, they have more marches planned to call for dilma rousseff to accept down and no doubt are energized by
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her coalition crumbling around her. they sense a president running out of time to save herself the u.n. refugee allege is calling on the international community to take in more refugees trying to escape the war in syria. a conference is due to take place in geneva to discuss a resettlement program. the organization faces an uphill battle with many states, particularly in the balkans refusing to let people through. this is how the numbers stack up. more than 4 million syrians have taken in many. more than a million syrian refugees live in lebanon. iraq has home to nearly quarter of a million. 600,000 are in jordan. other syrian refugees have travelled to europe. the u.n.h.c.r. says that in the last five years e.u. states have received 900,000 applications
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for asylum from syrian refugees. our correspondent has this update from the border where thousands are still stranded. >> reporter: with the united-- what the united nations once is for richer countries to share the burden, help other countries who are unable to cope with the numbers of migrants and refugees now on their soil. great deals used to be a transit country. it is now a host country with 50,000 people stranded here. the u.n. hopes that the e.u. relocation program can really move forward because since it was agreed in september just a few hundred people have been relocated. the e.u. commissioner for migration wants 6,000 people to be relocated a week, but that is going to be a difficult task because greece does not have the finance or the logistics in place for all these people to start applying for asylum and the relocation program. in the interim people here are growing desperate. a lot of them have been
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separated, families have been separated, torn apart, some of their families have made it to northern europe around others are stuck here. they want these nations to open the doors. at the same time, if there is an e.u. deal to stop the flow, it doesn't seem to be working because on wednesday 400 people landed on greek shores which means they're not discouraged by the fact that they could be deported under that deal. this crisis is not over. host countries like greece are appealing for assistance because they are unable to cope with such a burden, especially a country in economic crisis our correspondent is on the other border >> reporter: turkey says it has reached its limits when hosting syrian refugees where 2 foi 5 million syrian refugees are registered in this country. over 272,000 of them live in
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container cities and tent cities like this. they are scattered across the country. turkey probably will welcome whatever comes from the meeting in geneva and is calling on the other countries to help with their resettlement program. they cannot accept the brunt of this crisis on its own. when you look at the country's participating in geneva, more than 92 countries discussing the futu future, there are 4.8 million syrian refugees and 10% of them are into dire need of resettlement turning to pakistan where protests supporting the countries's blasphemy laws are continuing after two dead lines to end. our correspondent joins us.
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>> reporter: you can probably hear the protesters. they're chanting, giving speeches. they are determined to stay. there's about a thousand people now that has dwin delicatessened since this morning. the government is in negotiations with them, but it's not direct negotiations. this isn't a team that is directly from the government. it is three or four steps removed around that has angered the leaders of the protest movement who say they're not being treated with respect. it is a soft deadline, but there is a deadline that passed ten minutes ago. after that we are expecting the police to move down constitutional avenue, go down that road and clear these protesters out. to give you some numbers, there are about 7,000 police officers that are ready to go down that road to clear the protesters. they really want something that they can tell their followers that they have won, and then
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they will leave. the government is in no mood to come to any kind of compromise with these people. they say they brought the capital to a standstill and that they're here illegally is there the potential for that to be a flash point? >> reporter: absolutely. that is something the government has been trying to avoid. a lot of the language goes along the lines of we will not be moved, we would rather die than be moved. a lot of the people, the protesters here have long wooden sticks and they're prepared to use them against the forces. the government wants to avoid any clashes. this is a very tense situation, but it's the numbers that are a real problem. there's only about 1500, but because they won't move the government is moving out of options thanks very much. the man accused of hijacking a
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plane from egypt to cyprus using a fake suicide belt has and in court. officials have described him as psychologically unstable. the motive behind the hijacking still unclear. all the passengers and crew are safe lif back in egypt. >> we took off normally. everything was normal. nothing was weird. maybe after a while everyone noticed that we should have landed and we haven't landed yet. i was looking out the window and i saw the sea. it was a bit weird to see the sea because usually you don't pass over the sea we noticed that there was wrong. nobody imagined it could be that kind of thing. then one of the cabin crew collected all the passports
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saying that they had a problem and they couldn't elaborate. 45 minutes later one cabin crew members told us we had been highjacked. they didn't say anything else, by whom or what, but we were just flying over the sea and that was it. it was a horrifying moment. i thought it was an april fool joke, it cannot be real. i think, like most of the passengers, people thought there was no end. there was no hope for this plane to land because we were above the sea and with these people you can never know when or how they can proceed with this act the mother of an italian student who was killed in egypt has said he was so badly beaten that he was barely recognizable. his body was found in february,
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nine days after he disappeared. his mother has dismissed the government's explanations about how he died. she says items found in the house of a gang blamed for killing him were not his. >> translation: i will tell you, all the evil of the world had poured onto him, his skin turned into a collar you cannot imagine. the only thing i could recognise of him, the only one was the tip of his nose. what we are talking about now is torture plenty more still to come for you here. we will speak to people living in a suburb of brussels which has come under intense scrutiny since the bomb attacks of last week. plus. >> reporter: cuba is a small country with a large number of ballet stars. i'm in havana and the national ballet school from where i will tell you the secret of its
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success. success.
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you're watching al jazeera. top stories. myanmar's new president tip tin has been sworn in as the first civilian leader in around 50 years. aung san suu kyi will run four big ministries. dilma rousseff is under pressure after her coalition partner has walked out on the government. she is facing impeachment proceedings over allegations of corruption. protesters in pakistan are
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continuing their protest near parliament despite two deadlines to leave. the police ro reporting to be moving them on. the transition to civilian government is myanmar. benjamin zuwaki is an analyst >> she has made i clear she will be in power if not in office. i think the choice of ministries she has shown is interesting, office of the president and foreign ministry were foregone conclusions. when you look at education, energy and electricity, she is signalling the areas that are most important to her, the areas she may spend the most time and essentially deliverables for the n.l.d. when you look at the education and what the former military did to gut the something in myanmar and power outages are critical
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issues, thee is can deliver upon them. she will be able to represent the country and the president abroad, but it is a question in terms of the rohingas. there is a contingent led by the u.s. and others that have pushed her to stand up for the rights of them and muslims more broadly. people forget that the russians and the chinese are leading the other side of the international community's camp and those countries and that side of the international community really isn't terribly interested in those issues. it is been a competition internationally and it may turn on whether or not she is able to assert herself in ways that she has refused too up to this point the car will have a new president on wednesday. he faces the challenge of reconciling the opposition. >> reporter: is this the man who
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is going to reconcile the central african republic. it will show. he is officially the country's president. he won a run off and took 63% of the votes. his main rival, this is him, who said he would not challenge the result. that is despite claiming that there had been widespread fraud. it will bring about the first elected government in three years. the country has had a transitional leadership since 2014 and the new leaders campaign director says he plans to focus on peace and disarmament. it is only now emerging from a devastating civil war. in 2013 the former president was overthrown by muslim rebels. it led to sectarian fighting
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with christian militia launching counter attacks. thousands of people were killed and nearly a quarter of the country was displaced. central african republic is one of the poorest countries in africa. 60% of people live in poverty. the election was fought. it is a real and difficult task to europe because in belgium the government has revised the number of those killed in last week's attacks down from 35 to 32. they say some of the dead were counted twice. 94 people are still in hospital. some in critical condition. two of the suicide bombers came from the same neighborhood of brussels. molenbeek is where the ring leader of the paris attacks in november were arrested. >> reporter: the neighborhood here is under scrutiny. it started with the paris
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attacks of last year and has intensified by the bombings in brussels a week ago. it is on a small group of radicalized young men, but some belgians are starting to regard the whole muslim community with hostility. >> translation: it is sad it has come to this. i saw the poster yesterday saying let's expel the terrorists. what when they say islamists, they mean all muslims but it is wrong to make generalizations. >> if 500 people come here, one street here, so we will be here to defend our shops and there will be big problem here >> no surrender >> reporter: brussels in a taste of trouble on sunday. a few hundred extreme right wing protesters marched to the square that has become a memorial to the victims of the attacks. their banner was anti i.s.i.l. but their chanting was against immigrants in general.
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a tense standoff followed which the police ended using water cannon. spreading fear and mistrust was clearly one of the objectives behind these attacks. i.s.i.l. wants to drive a wedge between different communities in europe and provoke confrontation between muslims and non-muslims. members of the belgian parliament have been debating new security measures. the far right party has criticized the protesters on sunday, but it is calling for tough new controls on belgian citizens who happen to be muslim >> they have to make a choice or they reject the sharia, they reject violence and we want an official declaration of them signing that declaration. if they don't want to sign this declaration, then they have to be expelled out of our country and out of europe. >> reporter: all of which stands in stark contrast to the
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messages of peace and unity at the shrine to the victim. these attacks have been a test of democracy and tolerance in belgium and that challenge is not over. jacky rowland argentina is celebrating a u.n. decision expanding its maritime territory to include the disputed falkland islands. it is the last malvinas. the u.k. has dismissed that ruling. >> reporter: it is now part of argentinian waters. >> translation: what they did in the united nations was first to approve it within the subcommission and after that in the commission with the limit of the continental maritime territory. >> reporter: argentina is celebrating an increase in its waters in the south atlantic ocean by over a third to include the disputed falkland islands.
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what does all this mean? the decision is by no means final. no changes have been made to the sovereignty in areas where the territory has been in dispute. argentina has always claimed sovereign ultimately over the falklands and fought a brief, bloody and unsuccessful war in 1982 to try and enforce that claim. this is about more than symbolism. the area is rich in oil. the decision by u.n. chiefs could allow buenos aries to claim sea around the falklands. it is a big boost to argentina. it doesn't change the fact that a majority of the islanders wanted to stay british. the u.k. government has dismissed the u.n. ruling. argentina remains hopeful of maintaining the territory
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u.s. republican presidential hopeful donald trump's campaign manager has been charged with battery, otherwise known as assault. he is accused of grabbing and bruising the arm of the journalist michelle fields seen here wearing the yellow jacket. donald trump says his manager is innocent and will plead not guilty. >> reporter: donald trump has been speaking in the last few hours saying he supports his manager, he is not the sort of person that would commit that sort of offence and he has no intentions of getting rid of him from his campaign. this all goes back to an event at a trump venue in florida at the beginning of the month. the reporter says she was following him out of the hall trying to ask more questions when she felt her being hurled back. you can see her moved back. she felt as if she was being pulled down. she identified the manager as the person who was pulling her. within a few hours she posted
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pictures on twitter of bruises on her arm and reported the incident to the police who investigated. they invited him to the police station in florida at 8 o'clock on tuesday morning. he attended and he was charged with misdemeanour assault. in florida, the bar for that is very low. essentially, if you lay your hands on someone and that contact is uninvited, you can face this charge. it carries with it up to one year in prison or a fine of a thousand dollars, or up to a thousand dollars. he has never been in trouble with the police. he is a former new hampshire police officer. he says he is innocent and he is looking to taste day in court in may. immediately after the incident he said he had never met the reporter in question and accused her of being delusional. donald trump says he who has been so important to his presidential campaign stays in place. at the moment the man who made his reputation on a reality show has no intentions of saying
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"you're fired", to the han he sees as very important to his bid for the white house cuba has seen great success in the world of ballet. as a small country it produces a disproportionate number of world class dancers. our correspondent explains why. >> reporter: you can tell by the way they walk and carry themselves that these are no ordinary students and that this is no ordinary school. down the hall some of the older pupils are putting on a special performance in honor of the visiting british patron sir david tang. >> when i first came here over 20 years ago, i saw how wonderful this school is. so i wanted to do everything to help. >> reporter: every year more than 50,000 cuban boys and girls from all over the country aspire to study here, but only the 300
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best are admitted. >> translation: we do not let a single person with talent slip through our fingers. that is the truth. >> reporter: this woman has been the director of the school since its inception in 1962. a protoje. as was the case in the former soformer-- soviet union, there is ballet and academic studies under the same roof. >> translation: our school has its own unique style. you can distinguish a cuban dancer. the woman by her femininity and her grace, the male by his vir aislity, the powerful leaps and spins and by the way they move around the stage. >> reporter: like a great many of the students, 15-year-old is dreaming big.
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>> translation: i would like to dance in the royal ballet or at the american ballet theater. i don't want my career to be only here. >> translation: i want to be a great ballerina. it is something glorious. >> reporter: in recent years it has become easier for dancers to leave cuba and join a major foreign company, like this one a star of the royal ballet. he too started here at the age of nine. there are no luxuries here, not even air conditioning, yet these students know that if they have the talent, by the time they leave here they will have the tools necessary to join the ranks of the very best in one of the world's most competitive professions. >> reporter: a profession that requires discipline and sacrifice but which, as the ballet school's benefactor says,
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